Category Archives: Diseases and Pests

Fireblight infections and control

Fireblight has reared its ugly head again in the orchard.  Numerous hours have been spent trying to control this destructive disease.  Fireblight is caused by the  Erwinia amylovora. This bacterium overwinters in the wood of the trees. During the spring, … Continue reading

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Summer Apple and Peach Diseases

It has been an unseasonably damp and wet July so far for our region of southeastern Indiana.  While the rains are good for maintaining the area’s water table, the extended duration of wet conditions contribute to summer diseases in the orchard.  … Continue reading

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